We should be concerned about this matter. Our faith should not remain only in the theoretical, intellectual level. It has to be a functioning one, giving shape and direction in our thoughts and intentions, our words and deeds. In fact, it should shape our whole life.
On September 22, 2018, the Vatican has announced that it has signed with the People’s Republic of China a “provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops,” allowing Chinese Catholics to have bishops who are in communion with Rome but at the same time recognized by Chinese authorities.
We have to understand well the role of a mediator. He is like a bridge that connects two ends.
WHILE the mayor of Itugon municipality in Benguet continues to bewail the obstinacy of the poor small-scale miners that did not heed his repeated calls for them to evacuate before the onslaught of typhoon Ompong
NOW that Pope Francis has reacted to this latest clerical sexual scandal that erupted in the US recently, let us see how those beautiful intentions and words in his letter can be translated into action.
NOW that the Church is buffeted by an ugly crisis of clerical sexual abuse and other related issues, we have to realize that now is also the time to love it even more.
TECHNOLOGY, especially at the rate that it is developing nowadays, is slowly but surely charming us into our own dehumanization, let alone, our dechristianization.
THE issue of pedophilia or the sexual abuses of the clergy is old. But the discovery of widespread cover up is recent.
NOW that Pope Francis has made it a Church doctrine that the death penalty is inadmissible, we have to review the basis for the true value of human life.
DEATH PENALTY is now inadmissible under any circumstances. Pope Francis has approved the new revision of number 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on death penalty saying that “The death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.”
IT is not, of course, a matter of indulging in commercialization of things spiritual and of religion and piety.
WHOEVER thought of dichotomizing human rights and human life either does not have a good grasp of the meaning of human rights